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Jul
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comment Why can't we play what people speak?
youtube.com/watch?v=BBsXovEWBGo
Jun
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comment How to help students remember Half vs. Whole rests
Here's what I do: When reading music I just calculate which one fits. When writing music by hand I randomly choose one and hope the reader doesn't remember it either. This works very well in practice.
Apr
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answered Grace note in Bar 20 of Chopin's Op. 10 No. 3
Apr
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comment How to have one voice in multiple staves with lilypond?
lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/notation/…
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comment Is music really infinite?
I'll start with this simple argument: For each natural number n there is a piece of music where you play middle C n times. Each n results in a different piece, so there are infinitely many pieces. QED
Dec
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answered The difference between self-taught and professional pianists
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comment What does it mean to be able to write a fugue?
We had to write short 3-voice fugues like every week in a theory class. And it was a course everyone (instrumentalists, singers, theorists, ...) had to take. There is no need to be a genius to write a mediocre fugue at least.
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Oct
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comment Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau: Rhythm Ambiguity
Well, it says "Quasi cadenza" (and also stringendo) a copule bars before that, so it's probably intended to be quite free anyway. Then "Mesuré" would indicate returning back to stricter tempo. I would end the cadenza with a small slow-down, it's also almost required to prepare for ppp.
Oct
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comment Notation symbol I've not seen before
If it's English music, it's probably a trill: books.google.fi/…
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